The Braves begin a six-game road-trip with two games at Citi Field against the Mets. On the year, New York is 57-66, 18 games back of the Braves but just 2.5 games of back of the Nationals for second place in the National League East.
With David Wright out, Marlon Byrd is the best player on the field for New York. I'm still clueless as to why he wasn't traded at the deadline. Anyway, he's hitting .288/.336/.523 with a .367 wOBA and a 138 wRC+ on the year. Josh Satin checks in at .297/.415/.407 with a .368 wOBA and 139 wRC+ in 47 games this season.
Since returning to the Mets lineup on July 5th, Ike Davis has been highly productive with the bat, hitting .284/.455/.441. Highly touted catching prospect Travis d'Arnaud is finally up for New York, and he has walked five times in three games despite having failed to record a hit yet.
Juan Lagares hasn't done anything of note at the plate this season, hitting just .258/.287/.396, but he's been absolutely special in center field. In 84 games this year, he has a Defensive Runs Saved number of +20 and continues to make great catches like this one yesterday.
Tuesday August 20th, 7:10 PM ET. FOX SportSouth.
Wednesday August 21, 1:10 PM ET. FOX SportSouth.